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“From The Nebular Stars to The Mosses on The Granite Rocks”
music performance by Claudio PRC
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"KOSMOS. Macoto Murayama Solo Show"
Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Germany
During the opening reception: 2015 September 15 (TUE) 16:30-18:30
The Main Tropical Greenhouse, Botanic Garden Berlin

 
Opening reception: 2015 Sept. 15 (TUE) 16:00~
16:30 – 18:30: “From Nebular Stars to the Mosses on The Granite Rocks”
music performance by Claudio PRC | The Main Tropical Greenhouse, Botanical Gardens and  Botanic Museum Berlin
19:00-22:00: Reception with presence of the artists, Dj set by Claudio PRC | The Gallery, Botanical Gardens and Botanic Museum Berlin

 
 
Following Murayama’s approach which combines digital with organic, we invite electronic musician Claudio PRC to perform on the opening day of the show in the centre of the jungles, which were recreated in The Main Tropical Greenhouse of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin. Using a context of a visual art exhibition inside a natural history museum we would like to share his ideas on “Kosmos”, thus extending the “harmonious whole” from image to sound. It is techno music of this artist that will let us reflect in another way Humboldt’s ideas of inseparable interplay of harmony and strictness: as Humboldt was saying “the stars as they sparkle in firmament fill us with delight and ecstasy, and yet they all move in orbit marked out with mathematical precision." 
The structure of many of Claudio’s electronic music sets - the journey he proposes to the listener - in large extend repeats the way Humboldt leads his readers into the “Kosmos”. With ambient and endlessly expanding cosmic sounds Claudio PRC shoots into deep and infinite, free flow space making us first lose the grounds and get the distance, as well as the larger picture that surpasses the individual or a moment. Then, after we reach “the nebular stars”, he leads us gradually back to “earth”, connecting the universal with the local, uniting the echoing and running into shade of endlessness tones with hypnotic ethnic sounds of shaman’s drums for instance. (refer to Claudio PRC Smoke Machine podcast for example). The journey continues with its pulsing and swirling energy, but the variety and development of rhythm and tones are strongly consistent and keeps organic coherence in its unstoppable growth, as if led by one universal principle hidden behind it. The endless variations of Claudio’s audio-“Kosmos” infinitely interconnected. The surface and multiplicity in this sonar Nature are united by virtue of their very diversity into the “one great whole . . . animated by the breath of life.” Like the path of Humboldt’s “Kosmos” the journey to the outer world in Claudio PRC’s each music composition brings us to the subjective trip: through mind and spirit and yet undiscovered orders of it. 
The title of the performance is the way Humboldt himself was describing his project and this ambition will be recreated in the audio form and after it’s presentation to the visitors of the show during the opening reception will accompany the exhibition as a recorded set with free access on social networks and official sites of the exhibition. 
Artists Profiles
 
Macoto Murayama (村山誠)
BIO: 1984 Born in Kanagawa | 2007 Miyagi University, Information Design Dept., Spatial Design course, B.A. | 2009 Institute of Advanced Media Art and Sciences (IAMAS), Media Expression Dept., completed. | 2009-2010 Researcher at IAMAS
Selected Solo Exhibitions: 2015 “Kosmos”, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Berlin | 2014 “Botech Compositions”, Metal, Liverpool | 2013 Macoto Murayama Solo Show, Tokyo Electron Gallery, Tokyo | 2011 “Inorganic Flora”, Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
Selected Group Exhibition: 2015 “Heaven and Hell. From magic carpets to drones”, Boghossian Foundation in Villa Empain, Brussels | 2015 “modelSCHAU”, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Berlin | 2013 Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco | 2013 “Flora Danica Zoom”, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen | 2012 “OUT of FLAT!”, Galerie Hengevoss-Durkop, Hamburg, Germany | 2011 “Bug in The Machine”, Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas, Austin | 2010 "2010 FRANTIC UNDERLINES", Frantic, Gallery, Tokyo | 2009 "Exhibition of Objects Under Observation”, art project frantic, Tokyo | 2009 "Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2009", Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, Tokyo | 2009 "PLAYING BACK SURFACE - digital images of contemporary art - ", Toyota Municipal Museum of Art Civic Gallery, Aichi, Japan | 2008 "OGAKI BIENNALE 2008", Takaya-cho Underpass, Gifu, Japan
Selected Awards: Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Award 2007, Seiichi Mizuno Award | The 11th Japan Media Arts Festival, Art Division/Still Image, Jury Recommended Works |2008 Asia Digital Art Grand Prix, Category A / Still Image, Grand Prix
More info: WEB | VIDEO WORKS on Frantic YouTube Channel | Creation Method

Claudio PRC
Claudio PRC, real name Claudio Porceddu, born 1987 in Sardinia, Italy. His experimental approach to techno and his knowledge on history of electronic music are the basis for a constant flow of productions since he first started releasing on the Berlin based netlabel Intoxik in 2007. After several other EPs, he received attention from the German label Prologue Music, which not only became his home base for nearly 5 years but also gave him the space to put out his widely recognised first Album “Inner State” in 2012. With his friend and production partner Ness he started his own label based on and named after their side project “The Gods Planet” in 2010, releasing their own productions and giving a little “Extra” room for releases of befriended artists. With his background in experimental and electro-acoustic music and performance, his DJ sets besides energetic bit provide intellectual stimulation.
More info: Soundcloud | WEB | Full Discography |

 
Exhibition Details:
Exhibition title: KOSMOS Macoto Murayama Solo Show
Participating Artist: Macoto Murayama
Organized by: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Frantic Gallery
Curated by: ENTOMORODIA curatorial net/work
Date: 2015 September 16 (WED) – November 11 (SUN)
Opening reception: 2015 September 15 (TUE) 16:00~
“From The Nebular Stars to The Mosses on The Granite Rocks” music performance by Claudio PRC: 2015 September 15 (TUE) 16:30~
Venue: The Gallery, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin
Address: Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8 14195 Berlin
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00 daily including Monday
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Enquiries: Rodion Trofimchenko (Frantic Gallery) info@frantic.jp
 
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